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Essential Blood testing

Essential Blood Tests You Should Do Every Year

At Planet Naturopath we specialize in Functional Pathology testing, that means that we do advanced pathology, nutrition, hormone and digestion testing that is unavailable through your doctor. This article gives you a list of all of the essential blood tests that you should do on a yearly basis. At Planet Naturopath we also organize all of […]

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Inflammation is caused by iron overload

The Dangers of Iron Overload

I have seen a few clients lately with ferritin levels (your stored iron) in the 300-500 range, this is not high enough to concern doctors because it is not causing immediate health problems, but long term high iron will lead to chronic health problems and inflammation. The time to reduce your high ferritin levels is […]

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Adrenal Fatigue Testing

Are your Adrenal Hormones Sabotaging Your Health!

Adrenal fatigue is something that is getting talked about more and more lately but what is exactly is it? Do our adrenals actually get “burnt out” so that they can no longer produce the important hormones cortisol and DHEA? Or is there more to adrenal fatigue, and if you do have a problem how do […]

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LDL Particle size testing

LDL Particle Size Testing in Australia

In the video I go through the results of a comprehensive cardiovascular and cholesterol test, focusing on the key markers like LDL particle size, which indicate an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Doctors often focus on total cholesterol and LDL levels, but these are poor indicators of cardiovascular risk and just as many people have […]

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WellnessFX Style Pathology

Functional Pathology Testing in the U.K

Functional Medicine in the U.K Planet Naturopath offers a wide range of Functional Pathology testing which is now available throughout the U.K through Genova and Biolabs. Functional Pathology testing is able to assess nutritional, biochemical, metabolic and hormone levels that regular pathology testing is unable to measure. An individual consultation is provided with each test. […]

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Hashimoto’s Thyroid Testing

Hashimoto’s Thyroid Testing and Treatment Options

Hashimoto’s – A Common Condition 12% of women experience low thyroid symptoms in their lifetime, and 80% of low thyroid problems are caused by an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s. In the early stages of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis your blood test from the doctor may seem normal, this is because your doctor is only testing TSH and […]

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The Low Thyroid Checklist

The Low Thyroid Checklist!

TSH is not a Good Indicator of Thyroid Function If you suspect that you may have low thyroid function, yet you are told by your doctor that “everything is fine” remember that they are only testing TSH levels, and this is not a good indicator of thyroid function. TSH is your brain telling your thyroid what […]

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Cholesterol testing

Cholesterol testing that your doctor does not do …. but should!

Extensive Cholesterol Testing in Australia Find out why the standard cholesterol testing tells you very little about your risk for a heart attack High cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease and many people with normal cholesterol levels have heart attacks Small LDL particle size combined with inflammation is a risk factor for heart disease, this […]

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Thyroid function

What Causes Low Thyroid Function

With 12% of women experiencing low thyroid function at some stage of their life, and with 60% of these going undiagnosed due to Medicare only allowing doctor’s to test for TSH in a blood test, it is important to look out for the sign’s and symptoms of low thyroid function. Symptoms of Low thyroid function […]

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